Sophie Cornish

Co-Founder Of

Expert retail speaker and entrepreneur Sophie Cornish is best known as one of the co-founders of and has become one of the most successful British business women of recent years. Previously voted one of the top 25 Women Shaping a Great Britain, Sophie Cornish is available for hire as an after dinner speaker for a variety of events.

Originally working health and beauty marketing Sophie Cornish and her business partner Holly Tucker founded in 2006 seeking to create a place where small businesses could sell unique and unusual products to customers across the UK. The simple business was an immediate success and became one of the most visited arts and design destinations on the web. Now boasting a number of awards for both herself and her website Sophie Cornish has begun sharing the key to her success with the public at after dinner speaker events. An entertaining and enlightening retail speaker Sophie provides an insight into a still poorly understood and underutilised sales medium and demonstrates how the internet can allow small businesses to continue to thrive.

Outside her work as a retail speaker Sophie Cornish is a regular contributor to Stylish Magazine, previously holding positions as a writer in the health and beauty industry Sophie Cornish combines her passion for creativity and style with a knack for business management and writers columns about both products and the industry.

Also a published author Sophie Cornish believes that successful kitchen table businesses are created through a balance of creativity, teamwork and focus, stating in both her book and her work as a retail speaker that business owners must: “Stay focused on the original plan, and ensure everyone involved understands the priorities, expectations and goals.” Beyond her work as a retail speaker for notonthehighstreet Sophie Cornish has worked prolifically in marketing and advertising and has been responsible for several successful campaigns for the Boot’s No. 7, L’Oreal and Monsoon brands as well as publishing her own wedding guidebook: Your Wedding, Your Way.

To book Sophie Cornish as the retail speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Sophie is known to cover the following topics:

  • Small Business Management
  • Kitchen Table Businesses
  • Online Business